Tennessee!!

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On our way back to Louisiana, we stopped in Tennessee so some of our Dandridge friends could meet Gabrielle and see how much Sam has grown. With a stop in TN, Gabrielle (2 months old) has now been to LA, TX, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, and TN! WOW!! We raise road warriors. HA!

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Oh, how we love Tennessee!!

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This was the first time Travis and I have been able to see the new design of FBC Dandridge. Sam “beat us to it” by riding up to TN with FBC Bay St Louis just a few weeks ago when we came up to stay with Mum Gail and Pop Pop while we were in TX. It is VERY NICE!

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While riding around, I convinced Travis to drive by our very first “home.” It was a 2 bedroom apartment that was almost walking distance to Carson-Newman College (now CN University.) I wish the trash cans were all in front, but our unit was the one on the left.

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My first place of employment once I got married!

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My dad requested an updated picture on their Appalachian Outreach project from a few weeks ago. This is what we got…

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We met the Overtons for FROYO at Turkey Creek. These are all of our kiddos. Sam LOVES Ashtyn and Tessa. You would think he gets to hang out with them almost daily.

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Then, we headed on towards Chattanooga. Along the way, we stopped to grab some supper and gas. Gabrielle decided it was her turn to drive the car.

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We FINALLY got to Birmingham late tonight and the kids were sacked out on the bed while we set up the pack and play and got things situated. Hopefully, we all sleep well tonight…

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It has been a GREAT trip and a super fun month. However, June is always kind of crazy for us so I am looking forward to getting home tomorrow and having some low-key time before revving up for Kindergarten.

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Steph

More Ellenboro fun!

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I LOVE it when Sam holds Gabrielle and she doesn’t pitch a fit. She loves him- it is so obvious but, I think she knows he hasn’t held too many babies.

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We ate supper at Mi Pueblito one night and took the Bumbo in with us. She looks like such a big girl sitting in her own chair!

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Travis is hoping Gabrielle likes liver mush. I am hoping she likes grits with butter,salt, and cheese instead.

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We also went out to Gardner-Webb. Travis wanted to see the new student center and try to visit with his friend, Mary Roby, who is over the library. He also wound up finding one of his old biology professor- Bob Jones. It was neat to catch up and see changes on campus. GWU is a beautiful place.
The new student center…

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(by the way, there are no changing tables in the student center… bummer!)

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A new calf was born while were visiting! We hiked down into the woods to find it. Since it is gray, it blended into the trees very well.

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Love her eyes!

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However, this is a face we frequently see…

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Gabrielle is definitely not as laid-back as her older brother. Uh-oh…
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Steph

Hanging out with the Tesseniars

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We left Kershaw this morning and headed to Mum Gail and Pop Pop’s. Mum Gail had planned on hosting a get-together at her house so everyone could meet Gabrielle. There have been 6 babies born since Christmas in the Tesseniar family! All the babies and their mom/dad/grandma posed on the house for a few pictures. It was a bit crazy trying to get pictures of so many little people. :)

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Two of the babies, Aaron and Kristin, are twins who live in Wisconsin. They are the babies in the picture frame being held by Tammy.

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Baby feet!! (How crazy is that Gabrielle is the next to youngest and has the biggest feet?!)

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Now the grandmas/grandpas got in on the picture taking action.

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All of the grandkids that were there…

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Outside, we played all sorts of yard games- corn hole (bean bag toss), badminton and ladder ball.

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It was a great afternoon of playing/visiting with family!

:)
Steph

Hanging out on the porch

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Our little student…

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Steph

You and Me Goin’ Fishin’ in the Pond…

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Sam has been looking forward to going fishing ever since we got to Kershaw. Today, once Travis arrived, he finally got his chance! He had a blast and even managed to “catch” one small fish! We drove Papa’s truck down so we could sit on the tailgate and fish.

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Steph

Lancaster County Farm Tour

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Lancaster County has a farm tour each summer where you can travel around and learn about different farm aspects of the county. We went to the stop in Heath Springs today because Myrtis and Gene (across the street from Mama Roberts’ house) daughter raises alpacas and they and one there for people to see. When Sam was a little over a year, he met one of the alpacas because Myrtis was taking care of it at her house. Unfortunately, Myrtis passed away and Gene doesn’t keep them anymore.

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Travis is scheduled to arrive sometime this afternoon. We are so excited about seeing him!!! We have missed him oodles!
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Steph

2 month pics!

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Gabrielle is two months old today. So, we did her pictures as best we could this morning. Here is my fave.

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She goes in for her 2 month check-up once we get back to LA so then I will have her “stats.” Right now, we just know she is growing and healthy.

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Steph

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